Douglasville, Georgia, is about 20 miles west of the city of Atlanta and part of the busy metro area. Residents here benefit from fast access to many of the amenities the largest city in the state offers, inducing an international airport and world-class health care. Douglasville is far enough away from the hustle and bustle of the city center to preserve a slower, small-town way of life. With a population of just 35,000, 10% of whom are 65 and older, Douglasville may be a very attractive place for seniors to retire. 

As people age, their ability to live on their own can diminish. Many elderly Douglasville residents may consider taking residence in one of the area’s assisted living homes, which average $4,000 per month. Assisted living communities provide 24-7 personal care and mobility assistance in communities with private apartment-style living. Meals are included, and many communities have a robust activities calendar to help seniors meet new friends and neighbors. 

This guide covers the cost of assisted living in Douglasville and nearby cities and gives an overview of the benefits and drawbacks of retiring here. There is also a list of free resources in the area for seniors and their families.

Directory of Assisted Living Facilities in Douglasville, GA

Benton House of Douglasville

4999 Prestley Mill Road, Douglasville, GA, 30135

A loved one has moved into Benton House of Douglasville. We chose it, one, because it’s within ten miles of my home, and I’m my cousin’s main caregiver; that was important. Two, they had the largest r … (read more)
A loved one has moved into Benton House of Douglasville. We chose it, one, because it’s within ten miles of my home, and I’m my cousin’s main caregiver; that was important. Two, they had the largest r … (read more)

Oaks at Douglasville

4605 Timber Ridge Drive, Douglasville, GA, 30135

I didn’t like their setup at Oaks at Douglasville. As soon as you come in the front door, that is the only area that they had a community area to watch TV or to sit for the residents. It just seemed v … (read more)
I didn’t like their setup at Oaks at Douglasville. As soon as you come in the front door, that is the only area that they had a community area to watch TV or to sit for the residents. It just seemed v … (read more)

K & W Care Homes – Douglasville

4496 Highway 5, Douglasville, GA, 30135


Grace Senior Living

8847 HOSPITAL DRIVE, Douglasville, GA, 30134

My mother was taken to the hospital for a UTI. On the day she was discharged Grace informed us they would not take her back unless we arranged and paid for 24 hour care from an outside nurse. They had … (read more)
My mother was taken to the hospital for a UTI. On the day she was discharged Grace informed us they would not take her back unless we arranged and paid for 24 hour care from an outside nurse. They had … (read more)

Mother’s Care Personal Care Home

3620 Broken Arrow Court, Douglasville, GA, 30135

I had an appointment at Mother’s Care, but the lady I spoke with wasn’t there, so I toured with someone else who was really polite. It was fine and nice, but it was far from me and too crowded. Th … (read more)
I had an appointment at Mother’s Care, but the lady I spoke with wasn’t there, so I toured with someone else who was really polite. It was fine and nice, but it was far from me and too crowded. Th … (read more)

Lake House At Legion Lake, The

2928 Legion Lake Road, Douglasville, GA, 30135


Legacy Ridge at Sweetwater Creek

1600 Lee Road, Lithia Springs, GA, 30122

Legacy Ridge at Sweetwater Creek was clean and seemed to have attentive staff. One of the nice things was the convenience of where everything was located. It didn’t look like it was something that wou … (read more)
Legacy Ridge at Sweetwater Creek was clean and seemed to have attentive staff. One of the nice things was the convenience of where everything was located. It didn’t look like it was something that wou … (read more)

2012, 2013, 2016

The Heritage of Marietta

1790 Powder Springs Rd, Marietta, GA, 30064

A senior living facility, The Heritage of Marietta offers a beautiful outdoor setting featuring walking paths for daily exercise, gazebos for peaceful reflection and a courtyard for community interact … (read more)
A senior living facility, The Heritage of Marietta offers a beautiful outdoor setting featuring walking paths for daily exercise, gazebos for peaceful reflection and a courtyard for community interact … (read more)

2016, 2018, 2022

Summerset Assisted Living

3711 Benjamin E Mays Drive SW, Atlanta, GA, 30331

Summerset Assisted Living is located in Atlanta, Georgia. Visitors praise the facility’s grounds, mentioning the ponds, fountain areas, gardens and walkways, along with the well-maintained, attractive … (read more)
Summerset Assisted Living is located in Atlanta, Georgia. Visitors praise the facility’s grounds, mentioning the ponds, fountain areas, gardens and walkways, along with the well-maintained, attractive … (read more)

Aspen Village at Lost Mountain

135 Hillside Trace, Dallas, GA, 30157

We had an in-person tour of Aspen Village at Lost Mountain. Visibility-wise, on the surface, it is a very attractive place and seems to be well run. The staff members I talked to all seemed to be very … (read more)
We had an in-person tour of Aspen Village at Lost Mountain. Visibility-wise, on the surface, it is a very attractive place and seems to be well run. The staff members I talked to all seemed to be very … (read more)

2013, 2016, 2022

Ashbrook Village

75 Herrell Road, Villa Rica, GA, 30180

ontent: I met with the original owner (now retired) of Ashbrook Village in early 2018 for my mom and I was very impressed with the facility and leadership, and we moved Mom there soon after. Mom lived … (read more)
ontent: I met with the original owner (now retired) of Ashbrook Village in early 2018 for my mom and I was very impressed with the facility and leadership, and we moved Mom there soon after. Mom lived … (read more)

2015, 2016

Atria Mableton

3829 Floyd Road, Austell, GA, 30106

Atria Mableton is nestled next to WellStar Cobb Hospital and the Burlington Plaza shopping mall in Austell, Georgia. Residents and their loved ones praise the facility for being modern and clean and d … (read more)
Atria Mableton is nestled next to WellStar Cobb Hospital and the Burlington Plaza shopping mall in Austell, Georgia. Residents and their loved ones praise the facility for being modern and clean and d … (read more)

2016

Bethel Gardens Assisted & Memory Care

3805 Jackson Way Ext., Powder Springs, GA, 30127

I visited Bethel Gardens Assisted & Memory Care. It wasn’t as nice as a room if I were to compare, but it was clean. The people were very nice. It was a little smaller, and they have fewer patient … (read more)
I visited Bethel Gardens Assisted & Memory Care. It wasn’t as nice as a room if I were to compare, but it was clean. The people were very nice. It was a little smaller, and they have fewer patient … (read more)

Kimberly Personal Care Home

700 West Memorial Drive, Dallas, GA, 30132

We like Kimberly Personal Care Home. Everybody’s really friendly and everybody who lives there seems to be happy. They seem to be doing what they said they were going to do. The place is very nice. Th … (read more)
We like Kimberly Personal Care Home. Everybody’s really friendly and everybody who lives there seems to be happy. They seem to be doing what they said they were going to do. The place is very nice. Th … (read more)

Manor Lake Hiram

68 Breezy Valley Connector, Hiram, GA, 30141

I am now in Manor Lake Hiram, it’s very nice, very clean and well-kept. The staff is very good and the food is sometimes very good, sometimes not so good. They have a kitchen staff that keeps quitting … (read more)
I am now in Manor Lake Hiram, it’s very nice, very clean and well-kept. The staff is very good and the food is sometimes very good, sometimes not so good. They have a kitchen staff that keeps quitting … (read more)

The Birches at Villa Rica

201 Permian Way, Villa Rica, GA, 30180


Cadence Marietta

1345 Milford Church Road, Marietta, GA, 30008

As a premier assisted living and memory care facility in Marietta Georgia, Elmcroft of Milford Chase offers its residents independent living while also providing them with 24-hour personalized assista … (read more)
As a premier assisted living and memory care facility in Marietta Georgia, Elmcroft of Milford Chase offers its residents independent living while also providing them with 24-hour personalized assista … (read more)

2016

Arbor Terrace at Cascade

1001 Research Center Atlanta Dr. SW, Atlanta, GA, 30331

Arbor Terrace at Cascade was probably the most impressive with all of the facilities that I visited. It was a very clean facility. They had a very nice and helpful staff. The people that were there se … (read more)
Arbor Terrace at Cascade was probably the most impressive with all of the facilities that I visited. It was a very clean facility. They had a very nice and helpful staff. The people that were there se … (read more)

2020

Joyful Living

688 Hurt Road, Sw, Smyrna, GA, 30082

Kosta at Smyrna is an assisted living facility located east of Hurt Road Park and south of Mill Creek Lake. Loved ones give top marks to the facility’s family-like atmosphere and the high-quality food … (read more)
Kosta at Smyrna is an assisted living facility located east of Hurt Road Park and south of Mill Creek Lake. Loved ones give top marks to the facility’s family-like atmosphere and the high-quality food … (read more)

Presbyterian Village

2000 East-West Connector, Austell, GA, 30106

Dysfunctional executive leadership who distorts the truth and has not responded to basic needs during the pandemic: weight loss, grooming neglect, neglect of basic cleaning, social isolation. Avoid … (read more)
Dysfunctional executive leadership who distorts the truth and has not responded to basic needs during the pandemic: weight loss, grooming neglect, neglect of basic cleaning, social isolation. Avoid … (read more)

What to Consider About Assisted Living in Douglasville

The Georgia Department of Community Health licenses and regulates all long-term care homes, including assisted living. This agency conducts regular inspections of communities to issue and renew their licensure. Part of the inspection includes checking the credentials of all staff members and the medical licenses of any member of the nursing staff.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Douglasville

  • The weather in Douglasville is quite pleasant, and the city rates a 7.6/10 on the BestPlaces Comfort Index, meaning that it’s one of the more comfortable places in the state. With July highs that average 88 degrees and 215 days of sunshine each year, the city may be pleasant for seniors who dislike cold weather. January low temperatures average 31 degrees, but the city only gets about two inches of snow each year, compared to 28 for the U.S. overall. 
  • The cost of living is slightly less than the U.S. median, 95.8 compared to 100. Housing costs are significantly less than the nation overall, contributing to lower operating costs for assisted living and, therefore, lower fees for residents. Health care, an important financial consideration for seniors, is about 10 points lower than the national average. 
  • Crime rates are notably higher here than in the rest of the country. However, violent have been trending downward the last few years. Seniors should be cautious when choosing an assisted living facility, keeping in mind that most places have security measures in place to protect residents as well as staff on the premises 24-7. 
  • Seniors in Douglasville may have limited options for health care. The number of physicians per 100,000 residents is just 77, compared to the national average of 210 per 100,000 residents. However, nearby Atlanta has excellent hospitals and medical centers, including Wellstar Atlanta Medical Center and Emory University Healthcare Systems. 
  • The air quality is a little poorer in Douglasville, 52/100 compared to 58/100. Seniors who have respiratory concerns may wish to keep this in mind. However, the water quality is higher than the national average, 60/100 compared to 55/100.

Paying for Assisted Living in Douglasville

Monthly fees for assisted living in Douglasville average $4,000, according to Genworth’s Cost of Care Survey. Georgia’s overall average assisted living fees are $3,500 per month, while the U.S. as a whole averages $4,300.

The Cost of Assisted Living in Nearby Cities

Columbus is the next most expensive, $3,650, while Macon is considerably less at just $2,730 per month. Savannah’s assisted living fees are $500 less than Douglasville, $3,500 per month, while Augusta is nearly $1,000 less at $3,090 per month.

$4000

Douglasville

$3500

Georgia

$4300

The United States

$3650

Columbus

$3500

Savannah

$3090

Augusta

$2730

Macon

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

Seniors in Douglasville have several choices for long-term care options, in addition to assisted living. Homemakers ($4,147) and home health care services ($4,195) can assist seniors who wish to age in place at home, assisting with chores and the tasks of daily living and light medical care and medication management, respectively. Adult day health care ($1,300) is an option for seniors who have a caretaker at home but need extra help and supervision during the weekdays. People who have ongoing medical needs or are unable to take care of themselves may be best served by nursing home care, which is $6,950 for a private room in Douglasville and $7,559 for a private one.

$4147

Homemaker Services

$4195

Home Health Aide

$1300

Adult Day Health Care

$4000

Assisted Living Facility

$6950

Nursing Home Facility (semiprivate room)

$7559

Nursing Home Facility (private room)

Note: Care cost data for Douglasville was not available, so data for the closest city, Atlanta, was used instead.

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Douglasville

While the state of Georgia does not currently provide direct cash assistance to seniors who need help affording assisted living services, there are several programs that can reduce overall costs. Home and Community Based Services, which is a non-Medicaid program, is administered in Douglasville by the Atlanta Regional Commission Aging Division. Medicaid offers assistance through the Elderly and Disabled Waiver.

Learn more about these programs, plus who’s eligible, on our Assisted Living in Georgia page.

Paying for Assisted Living Facilities in Georgia

More Ways to Pay for Assisted Living

While many families use their own funds or personal assets to pay for assisted living, there are plenty of additional options to cover these costs. Some additional ways to finance assisted living costs include:

  • Veterans Benefits
  • Life Insurance Policy
  • Long-Term Care Insurance
  • Reverse Mortgage

For more information about different ways to finance assisted living, visit our Assisted Living in Georgia page.

Free Assisted Living Resources in Douglasville

Douglasville and the greater Atlanta area offer several free resources for seniors and their caregivers, including help applying for financial assistance and other government benefits, legal aid and opportunities for socialization.

Resource

Contact

Description

800-759-2963

The regional agency on aging administers several programs to help seniors preserve their independence and learn more about important topics that pertain to the elderly. It offers education about preventing fraud, including internet fraud, as well as how to spot and report elder abuse and neglect. The AAA also helps fund senior citizens' centers, which give elderly residents a community gathering place and socialization opportunities. Caregivers may seek help with training and respite services.

(866) 552-4464

Long-term care ombudsman representatives visit residents of Georgia long-term care homes, including assisted living, providing companionship to residents and investigating complaints filed by them. This agency can also help seniors and their families find the right assisted living community for themselves or a loved one, offering a fair assessment of each home in the community.

(404) 656-2300

The Department of Veterans Services provides resources for active duty and veterans of the armed forces and their families. Local representatives can help veterans apply for benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs, including pensions and the Aid & Attendance program, which can help pay for assisted living fees. Surviving spouses may also be eligible for benefits, and VA representatives can help them, too.

(404) 524-5811

Local lawyers offer pro bono services for seniors who meet their income criteria. These attorneys handle civil matters and can craft legal documents to protect the elderly and their finances, including wills and living wills, power-of-attorney and trusts to help ensure an individual’s long-term care is paid for. They also represent seniors in cases of fraud, elder abuse and neglect and landlord-tenant disputes. Seniors seeking a divorce or bankruptcy can also receive help here.

(770) 234-9111

This agency can help seniors find durable medical equipment at reduced costs or through a free lending program. Different agencies can provide manual mobility assistance, such as wheelchairs and walkers, accessibility equipment including adaptive car seats and wheelchair ramps, TYY kits and other durable equipment.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Douglasville

Douglasville-area assisted living communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all assisted living communities in Georgia are required to follow. Visit our Assisted Living in Georgia page for more information about these laws.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Georgia